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UK tour of Bedknobs and Broomsticks musical announced

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UK tour of Bedknobs and Broomsticks musical announced

Disney’s classic movie to make world stage premiere in the UK

Disney’s Academy Award-winning movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks will make its world premiere as an exciting new stage musical. Performances at Newcastle Theatre Royal on Saturday 14 August 2021,

From there, a UK Tour will commence which will include a five week Christmas season at Leeds Grand Theatre. Tickets are on sale at www.bedknobsonstage.com

With the original songs by the legendary Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), including Portobello Road, The Age Of Not Believing, The Beautiful Briny and new music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian Hill, Bedknobs and Broomsticks will be brought to life by award-winning theatre-makers Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison.

When the three orphaned Rawlins children are reluctantly evacuated from wartime London to live with the mysterious Eglantine Price, they have no idea what adventures lie ahead. Upon discovering Eglantine to be a trainee witch, they join forces to search for a secret spell that will defeat the enemy once and for all.

Armed with an enchanted bedknob, a bewitched broomstick and a magical flying bed, they encounter surprising new friendships on their journey from Portobello Road to the depths of the beautiful briny sea.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks is produced by Michael Harrison by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions. Casting for the production will be announced at a later date.

Initial tour dates are below, check out http://www.bedknobsonstage.com for more details.

Sat 14 – Sat 21 August: Theatre Royal, Newcastlewww.theatreroyal.co.uk

Wed 25 – Sun 29 August: Marlowe Theatre, Canterburywww.marlowetheatre.com

Wed 1 – Sun 5 September: Cliffs Pavilion, Southendwww.thecliffspavilion.co.uk

Wed 8  – Sun 12 September: The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, www.gaietytheatre.ie

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